Queen Maud's wardrobe
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SPORTSWEAR


Throughout her life, Queen Maud enjoyed a variety of sports. Riding was a very traditional activity for both men and women in Britain and Maud learned to ride as a young girl. Weather and social demands permitting she rode every day. Her riding habits featured the apron-style skirts of the late 19th century, which were cut and tailored to fit while seated sidesaddle.  
Riding habit, boots and hat, 1920s
Riding habit, boots and hat, 1920s,
OK 68-1962, OK 110-1962, OK 108-1962
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design: Stiftelsen Kunstindustrimuseet i Oslo. Teigens Fotoatelier AS


Queen Maud and her husband took up Norwary's national sport of skiing when they arrived in 1905 and continued it for many years after. Maud skied twice a day, weather permitting, during her winter visits to the royal residence in the hills above Oslo. By the 1920s, most female skiers were wearing trousers for skiing. In her mid-60s, Maud finally adopted this casual style of sportswear.  
Skiing outfit, Frode Braathen, c 1935 Skiing outfit, Frode Braathen, c 1935
OK 71-1962 The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design: Stiftelsen Kunstindustrimuseet i Oslo.
Teigens Fotoatelier AS